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Maura Caldwell-Thompson

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Maura Caldwell-Thompson is an adjunct professor in the Department of Dance at Webster
University. In addition to teaching classes in somatics, Maura serves as a mental health liaison
meeting with students in the department for individual and group counseling sessions. She
graduated from Webster University with a double major in dance and psychology. Maura has
taught dance locally for over 20 years to all levels and ages in the disciplines of modern, ballet,
jazz, and tap. Her dance training includes study locally as well as in New York with Balanchine
instructor Barbara Elias, and summer intensives across the country. Maura also has
professional dance experience with MADCO. In addition to her dance career Maura holds a
master’s degree in clinical counseling and is the owner of Balance Within, LLC, a private
therapy practice in St. Louis where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma,
grief, anxiety and depression. Maura is a certified yoga instructor and also holds certifications
in Pilates and sports nutrition.Maura believes in the importance of finding balance within
ourselves and in dance as an outlet for emotional expression.

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